Eugenio Megna founds ELM Surfaces, offering one-stop shopping and customized production for architectural surfaces
(Chicago, IL June 2020) – Launched by Eugenio Megna, a former Fiandre executive, ELM Surfaces is a one-stop resource for tile that transcends residential and commercial, interior and exterior surface applications for today’s modern living spaces. ELM Surfaces thrives to assist and support the architectural and design community by providing multiple solutions with only one point of communication.
With experience and knowledge of the architecture, design and construction industry, Chicago-based ELM Surfaces is a newly established tile distributor that offers a customer-centric approach to tile applications and product expertise. The company offers unique sources for custom manufactured products, interior and exterior finishes for both vertical and horizontal applications.
Led by the dynamic Eugenio Luigi Megna, ELM Surfaces offers distinctive tile resources for architectural projects that enhance lifestyle spaces, combining artistic design and high-tech surfaces with outstanding products and customer service. Megna has earned the reputation for building brand awareness and market share for Italian porcelain giant Fiandre in the U.S. where he served more than 10 years leading Sales & Marketing for Fiandre and its internal sales distribution team, Transceramica.
Megna’s expertise in architectural surfaces, ceramic and porcelain Italian tile, market trends, product sustainability and anti-bacterial properties, ventilated facades, gauged panel installation solutions, and direct contacts with manufacturers provides him with the perfect foundation to establish his own tile distribution company.
ELM Surfaces features an array of innovative product portfolios from its world-class partners, including:
- Iris Ceramica’s large format high-tech porcelain panels and porcelain ventilated facades
- Stile engineered wood flooring
- Cerasarda handmade terra-cotta tiles from the coast of Sardinia, Italy
- Artistic porcelain and ceramics from CIR- Gruppo Romani
- Ranieri natural lava stone sourced from the Amalfi coast
- Handmade concrete tiles from Miami-based Architectile, and
- Commercial -rade LVT from Trinity Surfaces.
ELM Surfaces incorporates tile design and specification, installation know-how, and project management services as part of a new business model to provide in demand tiles and services all under one location.
“What sets us apart, is our expert advice to the A&D community in specifying the right material for a specific application based on the tile’s physical properties,” said Megna. “I’m confident that our clients will be supported with the highest level of product expertise and customer service.”
One of the company’s hallmarks is developing strong connections with the A&D community.
“ELM Surfaces is built on our loyal client relationships, dedication and rapport that we have built together with our long-standing customers,” said Megna. The ELM Surfaces team includes: Kelsey Arrington, Customer Service and Operations Manager, and three Architectural Sales representatives: Nicole Grieco, Ed Gadomski and Tristin Eck.
About Eugenio Megna
Previously the U.S. Director of Sales & Marketing for Fiandre and Transceramica, Megna has a 15-year successful track record working with an impressive list of architects, interior designers, general contractors and commercial real estate developers. He received a Master’s degree in Sales & Marketing from IULM University in Milan.
About ELM Surfaces
ELM Surfaces supports the creative vision of architects and designers with an expansive array of design possibilities and material selection, along with field support, managing quality control, ordering, logistics and delivery. ELM Surfaces represents tile manufacturers both in Italy and the U.S. Founded in 2019, ELM Surfaces focuses on the specification of architectural surfaces for new construction, remodels, commercial real estate projects including, hospitality, healthcare, office buildings and educational facilities. The company’s services and product distribution are available across the U.S. For more information or to request an appointment visit www.elmsurfaces.com and follow us on Instagram and Pinterest @elmsurfaces